Author: Alison Miles

Teachers’ PPE sewing team hits 10,000-piece milestone

The heroic lockdown sewing efforts of a group of Homewood teachers and volunteers has reached a major milestone in making a difference in the current crisis. The self-styled ‘PPE Team Tenterden’, set up by Homewood science teacher Mrs Chloe Falder, has produced its 10,000th piece of PPE for frontline healthcare workers and care home staff.…
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Homewood IB students learn real meaning of service during lockdown

Homewood’s Year 13 International Baccalaureate (IB) students are actively demonstrating how the ethos of Service Learning, which is part of the course, can translate into the real world at a time of great need. They have been helping in the local community during the current crisis in many different ways. Two students have taken time…
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Homewood’s ‘Game On’ efforts raise thousands for Sport Relief

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre has raised over £2,500 for Sport Relief, with its week of fun fundraising involving students, staff, parents and the local community. The five days of activity were also aimed at raising awareness of the ways in which involvement in sport can help both mental wellbeing and academic success. In…
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Royal introduction for Homewood sixth former

A Homewood sixth former had a never-to-be-forgotten day just before the half term when he met with royalty and then learned that he had been awarded a dream apprenticeship with a world-famous local firm. Eighteen year-old Oliver was introduced to Princess Anne during a personal visit by the Princess Royal to Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses…
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It’s Game On for Sport Relief at Homewood!

It’s Game On for Sport Relief at Homewood from 9-13 March in the school’s biggest ever fundraising push. Masterminded by Homewood PE teacher Sarah Kennett and the school’s Sports Leaders, five full days of events have been arranged, culminating in a Quiz Night on Friday 13 March featuring live music and a silent auction of…
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Homewood celebrates ranking rise and praise for overall approach to learning

Homewood School’s Sixth Form has moved up the rankings for progress scores for both academic and applied courses in the latest official Department for Education 16-19 performance tables, which include independent schools. Homewood achieved an overall progress score of +0.24 places based on 2019 A level results, taking it to 8th place in Kent and the…
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New IB qualification at Homewood to create ‘career-ready’ students

In a new move to help students meet the increasingly complex demands on them to be career-ready employees, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre has introduced the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) as an alternative to A levels. The school believes this new qualification will both broaden sixth formers’ horizons, increase their self-reliance and thereby…
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Former student’s football debut with Sir Bobby Charlton found in archives

A fascinating personal account of a talented former student’s England selection and International debut, alongside footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton, has come to light in Homewood’s archives. Following news of the death of Arsenal and England schoolboy footballer Ronald (Ron) Saxby, aged 82, volunteers cataloguing Homewood’s archives checked the school’s magazines from 1953 – the…
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